Homework

Homework is seen as a method of home and school working togther to develop the education of the children.  The amount, and type, of homework develops through the school and the aim is to ensure that, by the time the children go to secondary school, they have the right work ethic in respect to this.  They should, by the end of Year 6, be able to organise themselves to complete homework tasks.

Please remember that there are numerous aspects of homework that don't carry that title.

Reading:
Books are provided for families to share with their children at home.  They are to read with the children and for the children to read aloud.  Reading is a key skill. 

Spelling:
Lists of spellings given out for most children to learn - and the spelling demands of the new National Curriculum are high.  We recommend the LOOK, SAY, COVER, WRITE, CHECK method of learning the words.  Children should aim to do well in ensuing tests and see this as a benchmark of the success of this homework.  They should then, of course, aim to use the spellings in their work in school.

Tables:
By the end of Year 4 all pupils should have instant recall of all multiplication facts up to 12x12. This is a key element of the work that can be done at home.

Class 1

Reading

Class 2

Reading

Spelling

Class 3

Reading - Please hear your child read regularly at home. Reading at school is usually in a group situation. Children of this age still enjoy hearing a story being read!

Spelling

Tables - Y4 should have instant recall of all multiplication facts up to to 12x12

Maths - This is set to reinforce the lessons of the week and to enhance a sense of achievement.  It is not intended to introduce new concepts.

English - This is set to reinforce the lessons of the week and to enhance a sense of achievement.  It is not intended to introduce new concepts.

Class 4

Reading  - Please hear your child read regularly at home. Reading at school is usually in a group situation. Children of this age still enjoy hearing a story being read!

Spelling - Children need to have mastered the list of words for Y6 to be credited as working at the appropriate level in their end of Key Stage assessments.

Tables - Y4 should have instant recall of all multiplication facts up to to 12x12 (so Y6 certainly should have this knowledge)

Maths - This is set to reinforce the lessons of the week and to enhance a sense of achievement.  It is not intended to introduce new concepts.

English - This is set to reinforce the lessons of the week and to enhance a sense of achievement.  It is not intended to introduce new concepts.

In Class 4 the children will be given a Homework Diary in which they will note their tasks and sign them off as complete.